It was Ronald's big day: he was turning 5.
Autism has established a defining presence in modern society. About one in every 88 children born each year in New Zealand is diagnosed with the disorder. Shey Pope-Mayell, a year 13 pupil at Wakatipu High School, sheds some light on the issue of living with autism.
Tourists have been boosting our economy for years, but are they really safe driving on our roads?
The brain is the most incredible thing on the planet and we can't do anything without it.
A span of time - whether it be a minute, a year, a decade or a generation - gives rise to the important events of our world which affect our daily lives.
The dark stormy clouds roll over the sky and consume it in its dull, gloomy cloak.
I stepped out of the minivan, and stared up at the sky.
It's a peculiar thing when your memories leave you.
It is dark. The moon lights the trees, leaving shadows on the path.
There is a devastating demoralising disease sweeping the world at a drastic rate, and children in our generation have a 42% chance of being infected with it.
Silage pits stink and their looks aren't overall pleasing, but it's what's on the inside that counts.
They jumped off a boat into the rough swells of the Aegean Sea, struggling to shore, weighted down by a 30kg pack.
Sarah Auckram puts a contemporary spin on the works of the old masters using everyday icons.
In the hours before sunrise, the city is still, suspended in time between night and morning.
If anyone looked into the small, old, white car, the one with a black strip around it, they would see a very sweet sight.
The sky was dark and daunting as the moon stared out at the looming landscape.
It wasn't me.
The only source of light in the cabin was a small bedside candle, which gave off just enough waxy, yellow light for the room to not be considered pitch black.